I Love Lucy

Season 4 Episode 30

The Tour

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 30, 1955 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Lucy and Ethel are abandoned by their sightseeing bus tour when they try to get a grapefruit from Richard Widmark's garden. When Lucy is stranded inside the garden wall, she and Ethel, who is outside, launch plans to get Lucy out -- but without comparing notes on how. Film star Richard Widmark guest-stars as himself.moreless

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  • To fight off boredom, Ethel and Lucy go aboard a tour bus to see various Hollywood legends. Lucy and Ethel get off to pick a grapefruit from Widmark's grapefruit tree. As the cranky bus driver drives away without them, Lucy is stuck in the star's house.moreless

    THIS is comedy! Tension mixed in with comedy; what makes every I Love Lucy episode amazingly uproarious. I loved the dog. And the certain doctors that showed up? HILARIOUS. The one thing I didn't like is how the men treated Lucy. Sure, it was funny, but it made them both look like snobby celebs who couldn't take a little embarassment. (Though of course, they weren't.) Even because of that disapointment, I still give this episode a 9.9.

    "I love Lucy was never just a title!"moreless
Richard Widmark

Richard Widmark


Guest Star

Juney Ellis

Juney Ellis


Guest Star

Benny Rubin

Benny Rubin

Bus Driver

Guest Star

Barbara Pepper

Barbara Pepper

Woman On Bus

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Ricky states that people point at Lucy and say that she's the one that snuck into Cornel Wilde's hotel room, however Cornel never saw Lucy, therefore how would anyone know?

    • When Lucy and Ethel get off the tour bus to see Richard Widmark's house and the bus pulls away, Lucy and Ethel can be seen still on the bus as it drives away even though they got off!!

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Ricky: In these short three months that we've been out here Lucy has become a Hollywood legend.
      Lucy: Me, a Hollywood legend?
      Ricky: Yes, that's right. When I'm out in the street, people point me out and say, "There he goes! That's the fellow that's married to that red-headed screwball."

    • Ricky: If I as much as see your face in Romanoff's, I'm going to wrap you in brown paper and mail you back to New York. And that's an ultimatum!
      Lucy: An ultimatum?
      Ethel: Well, I'm not surprised.
      Lucy: I am. I didn't think he knew how to pronounce it.

    • Bus Driver: Lady, you have one ticket and that ticket entitles you to one seat (angrily) so will you stay in that seat!
      Lucy: (in the same angry tone as the bus driver) Well I couldn't see!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Richard Widmark didn't feel comfortable using the exterior of his house in this episode. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's house (which they had recently purchased) was used instead. It's a good thing too because for many years after, tourists would try climbing over the wall of the house just like Lucy does in this episode.